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Kauppalehti wordmark.svg
Type newspaper
Format Tabloid
Owner(s) Alma Media
Editor Hannu Leinonen (Editor in Charge) and Arno Ahosniemi
Founded 1898; 116 years ago (1898)
Political alignment independent right
Headquarters Helsinki
Circulation 68,252 (2011)
ISSN 0451-5560
Website www.kauppalehti.fi

Kauppalehti (English: "Trade Newspaper") is a commerce-oriented newspaper published in Finland.

History and profile[edit]

Kauppalehti was established by the Finnish Businessmen's Association in 1898.[1][2] Since 1919 the paper is published five or six times per week.[1][3]

Kauppalehti is owned by Alma Media and based in Helsinki.[4] The sister papers of Kauppalehti are Iltalehti and Aamulehti.[4]

At the beginning of the 2000s the paper began to publish a Saturday supplement, Presso, which was published as a weekly magazine from October 2004 to December 2007.[5][6]

The website of the paper, which was launched in 1996,[4] acts as an important hub for the business community, receiving in the order of 700,000 unique visitors per week. The website contains both Finnish and English articles.[7]

Kauppalehti had a circulation of 85,292 copies in 2001.[3] Next year it became 84,626 copies.[2] It was 80,363 copies in 2007.[8] Its circulation in the years of 2008 and 2009 was 86,654 copies and 78,731 copies, respectively.[4] It had a circulation of 70,118 copies in 2010[4] and 68,252 copies in 2011.[9][10]


  1. ^ a b Peter Kjær; Tore Slaatta (2007). Mediating Business: The Expansion of Business Journalism. Copenhagen Business School Press DK. p. 80. ISBN 978-87-630-0199-1. Retrieved 12 November 2014. 
  2. ^ a b The Europa World Year Book 2003. Taylor & Francis. 10 July 2003. p. 1613. ISBN 978-1-85743-227-5. Retrieved 20 November 2014. 
  3. ^ a b Mary Kelly; Gianpietro Mazzoleni; Denis McQuail (31 January 2004). The Media in Europe: The Euromedia Handbook. SAGE Publications. p. 62. ISBN 978-0-7619-4132-3. Retrieved 13 December 2014. 
  4. ^ a b c d e Katja Lehtisaari et. al. (2012). "Media Convergence and Business Models: Responses of Finnish Daily Newspapers" (Research Report). University of Helsinki. Retrieved 11 November 2014. 
  5. ^ Peter Kjær; Tore Slaatta (2007). Mediating Business: The Expansion of Business Journalism. Copenhagen Business School Press DK. p. 62. ISBN 978-87-630-0199-1. Retrieved 11 November 2014. 
  6. ^ "Kauppalehti to focus on nationwide business journalism". Alma Media. 26 October 2007. Retrieved 11 November 2014. 
  7. ^ Oksana Newman (1 January 2007). Online Business Sourcebook. Walter de Gruyter. p. 147. ISBN 978-3-598-44038-0. Retrieved 11 November 2014. 
  8. ^ Kauppalehti Alma Media.[dead link]
  9. ^ "Circulation Statistics 2011". Media Audit Finland. Retrieved 13 December 2014. 
  10. ^ "National newspapers total circulation". International Federation of Audit Bureaux of Circulations. Retrieved 2 December 2014.